Former UFC champion in two weight categories, Daniel Cormier, indirectly confirmed the information that the strongest league in the world is having difficulty organizing a title fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, scheduled for November this year.
According to a UFC commentator and analyst, the main event of the number tournament in New York could be the fight between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler.
“I’ve heard very interesting things about Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler fighting in New York,” Cormier said in a video posted to his YouTube channel. “I have two thoughts about this. Firstly, McGregor must be tested for doping within six months, and if he has already begun to do this, there is enough time. ”
“Secondly, and I think this is the most important, the Jones-Miocic fight was supposed to take place in July, then we heard that it was scheduled for November, and from there another question follows. If Jones and McGregor fight on the same card, who will close the show? Because, in theory, this should be done by the reigning heavyweight champion of the world, but the megastar is Conor McGregor. Yes, one can only dream of such a card, but let’s be realistic, and the reality is that one of them will leave it.
Earlier, former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen announced that the organization failed to agree with Stipe Miocic, in connection with which Jon Jones will defend the title in the heavyweight category against Russian Sergey Pavlovich. According to American Gangster, a heavyweight title fight could headline UFC 293 in Sydney on September 10.